Two New Videos Available on Picking a Topic for a STEM Project

Students and Educators  —  Check out the videos from the 2023 OCSEF summer workshops on picking a STEM topic for your science fair project.  Each video is about 40 minutes in length. “How to Choose a Science Project – Getting an Idea for a Topic!”  Explore a variety of science fair topics to identify topics that

Cultivating STEM leaders

The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Dr. Arnold Beckman’s interest in science began when he was 9 years old after he found a chemistry book in the family attic. Beckman ended up inventing the modern electronic pH meter and the Spectrophotomer, which, accrording to him,

Five OCSEF Students Named to 2022 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation announced the Top 300 competitors in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. Five Orange County Science and Engineering Fair students were named to this prestigious group.   Broadcom MASTERS is a competition for sixth to eighth grade students designed to inspire and

OCSEF Announces Broadcom Coding with Commitment Winners

Orange County Science and Engineering Fair announces Mark Menaker and Vy Nguyen as the 2022 OCSEF Broadcom Coding with Commitment winners. The two middle-school students have shown excellence in their projects’ subject choices and presentations, in an inspiring interest in community problem solving. Mark Menaker, an 8th grader from Rancho San Joaquin Middle school, took the first

Submitting A Project: Tutorial Videos

Welcome to OCSEF’s “How-to” videos library. We have recorded these videos as tutorials for the whole process of registering your project for OCSEF 2022. Please click on the titles below to watch the videos (via YouTube). 1. How to create an Initial Project Screening application  2. Project description – Good vs Bad example  3. How to

Raspberry Pi 101 Introduction Session

Don’t miss out our Raspberry Pi 101 Introduction Zoom session hosted by Mr. Omar Shepherd from the Orange County Department of Education. Date: November 12, 2021Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PMRegister Here Mr. Omar Shepherd is an experienced Educational Leader with a passion for STEM and a demonstrated history of working in collaborative teams. He is

2021 Winners!

In a large virtual event for the 2nd year running, OCSEF announced the 2021 winners in 20 categories. See the full list of winners Over 300 students attended the 2021 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair closing ceremony on Sunday, March 28. In addition to the winners in OCSEF’s regular categories, OCSEF announced winners in

OCSEF 2021: Registration is Now Closed

Please save the date, Wednesday, March 24, between 2:00 to 6:00 PM for our OCSEF 2021 virtual judging.Students’ 15 minutes judging time will be assigned and communicated by March 23rd via the email provided to us in their applications.

OCSEF is Looking For New Volunteers!

Join our effort to support STEM education in Orange County As OCSEF continues to grow in student, school, teacher and parent participants, along with program offerings to support our mission, there is a significant need for more volunteers to address this expansion of services to our community.  Click here to apply If you have any questions regarding duties/responsibilities of


Join us on November 13, 2020 at 6:30pm for a hands-on Raspberry-pi activity. We’ll learn how to use RaspberryPi and engage in a fun collaborative programming activity. Raffle prize: Official Raspberry Pi starter kit – includes Pi, case, sd card and guide 🙂 The online Zoom event is free for students (Max limit of 25)